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Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto, Canada

Share your research – submit an abstract
AIC registration fellowships
Program chairs
Target audience


The Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC), a preconference to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), will focus on the clinical application and methodological development of neuroimaging (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT and others) to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and normal brain aging. The program consists of invited speakers, as well as oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts.

AIC is organized by the Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Share your research – submit an abstract

Help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science by presenting your research. Abstract submissions are now open.

Submission deadlines:
February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST (general)
February 3 at 11:59 p.m. EST (ISTAART members only)

AIC registration fellowships

A limited number of fellowships, in the form of complimentary AIC registration, are available for early career scientists who are the presenting author on an accepted abstract. In order to apply individuals must submit an abstract for AIC and indicate the need for a registration fellowship in the last step of the abstract submission process. Learn more

Program chairs


8 – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Plenary Session: What Have We Learned?
Renaud La Joie
, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Berkeley, Calif., United States

9 – 10:15 a.m.

Oral Session (comprised of submitted abstracts; will be posted in the spring)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11 a.m.

Plenary Session: Alzheimer’s Disease Imaging Biomarkers and Aging
Clifford Jack
, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., United States

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Oral Session (comprised of submitted abstracts; will be posted in the spring)

12:15 – 2 p.m.

Lunch and poster viewing/poster judging

2 – 3 p.m.

Controversy Debate: Alzheimer's Disease – Single vs. Multiple Brain Network Disorder
Moderator: David Wolk, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., United States

Controversy Debate: Single Brain Network Disorder
Gael Chételat, Inserm, Université de Caen/EPHE, Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

Controversy Debate: Multiple Brain Network Disorder
Brad Dickerson, MGH/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., United States

3 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 4:30p.m.

Oral Session (comprised of submitted abstracts; will be posted in the spring)

4:30 – 5 p.m.

Presentation of the Neuroimaging Awards

5 – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Liana Apostolova, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., United States; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind., United States

*Agenda subject to change.

Neuroimaging PIA Business Meeting

The ISTAART Neuroimaging PIA Business Meeting will take place immediately following AIC at 5:45 p.m. (the meeting room will be located in a nearby hotel).

Target audience

All clinicians involved in the care or research of individuals with memory or other cognitive complaints, including but not limited to neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, physicians and nurses; researchers, industry and regulatory agency stakeholders; and others involved in the use of imaging techniques in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders and normal aging.


AIC is a preconference to AAIC 2016. Preconferences require a separate registration fee in addition to AAIC full conference registration or it may be purchased as a stand-alone event. View registration information.


ISTAART logoThe Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science—including scientists, physicians and other professionals involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. ISTAART membership makes AAIC even better: receive discounted registration, participate in professional interest areas (PIA), attend PIA Day scientific sessions (Saturday, July 23) and attend exclusive member-only scientific and networking events. Members also receive ongoing benefits throughout the year, including an online monthly subscription to Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, free online access to Neurobiology of Aging, access to the online career center, monthly e-newsletters, networking forums and extended LOI deadlines for the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program.

Non-members are encouraged to learn more and join ISTAART. Non-members may also join ISTAART during AAIC registration -- select "Member +PLUS" or "Student Member +PLUS " as the AAIC registration category to purchase one year of ISTAART membership in addition to AAIC registration at the member rate. Available to new members only.

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AAIC registration is now open! Reserve your spot today to join the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease and dementia researchers, clinicians and practitioners as they gather to share and discuss the latest in dementia science.

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